You are now ready to start looking right?  Well, hold on, not yet. First, you really want to determine your needs and wants.  And not just yours, everyone that will be living in the house. What is important to you, and what would you like, but can live without. Being very clear about needs and wants will make the home buying process much smoother in the long run. So stop and talk it out! But be flexible. Once you see those needs and wants in person, your opinions on them may change.


Thing to consider - needs vs wants?

  • Area of town
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Yard size
  • Schools
  • Commute
  • Upgrades
  • Fence
  • Garage size
  • Fireplace
  • Neighborhood
  • Amenities

Ready to find your neighborhood?

So now you know what you want to have and what you need to have. The next step is finding some neighborhoods that interest you. Check out this video with some tips on how to determine if a neighborhood is right for you!